TWO YEARS: 1932-1933 Starts
8th-20 8/10/1932. 0.5L x nk Caulfield, VATC Debutant Stakes 4f.
804m. 8.0. 51kg H Foster Jack Holt 49.0. 20/1. Sternulla 8.5 25/1
2nd-17 5/11/1932. Hd x 0.75L Flemington, VRC Flemington Stakes 5f.
1005m. 7.13. 50.5kg W Duncan Jack Holt 1.00.75. 3/1F L'Elite 7.5
3rd-16 11/02/1933. 2L x 0.75L Williamstown, WmtnRC Electric Hcp
6f. 1207m. 8.9. 55kg W Duncan Jack Holt 1.13.75. 20/1. Palphar 7.10
8th-16 18/02/1933. 1.5L x ½ hd Caulfield, VATC Federal Stakes
(2nd Div) 5f. 1005m. 8.11. 56kg W Duncan Jack Holt 1.00.0 1/1F Snowacre
7.10 12/1 1st
3rd-15 25/02/1933. ½ hd x 2L Caulfield, VATC Alma Stakes
(First Division) 6f. 1207m. 8.11. 56kg W Duncan Jack Holt 1.13.75.
8/1. Shakuni 9.6 9/2 1st
1st-20 18/03/1933. Hd x 2L Caulfield, VATC Orrong Two-Year-Old 6f.
1207m. 8.10. 55.5kg W Duncan Jack Holt 1.14.25. 5/2F Palphar 8.6
1st-19 8/04/1933. 0.5L x 1L Warwick Farm, AJC Fairfield Hcp 6f.
1207m. 8.4. 52.5kg W Duncan Jack Holt 1.14.25. 7/1. Limarch 9.1
1st-10 15/04/1933. 2.5L x 1L Randwick, AJC Sires' Produce Stakes
(G1) 7f. 1408m. 8.10. 55.5kg W Duncan Jack Holt 1.24.0. 5/1. Maid
Of Orleans 8.8 10/1 2nd
1st-11 19/04/1933. ½ nk x 2L Randwick, AJC Champagne Stakes
(G1) 6f. 1207m. 9.1. 57.5kg W Duncan Jack Holt 1.11.25. 4/1. Maid
Of Orleans 8.3 9/4F 2nd
THREE YEARS: 1933-1934 Starts 13: 6-4-2-1
2nd-10 19/08/1933. Hd x 3.5L Flemington, VRC Three Year Old Hcp
(First Division) 8f. 1609m. 9.3. 58.5kg R Heather Jack Holt 1.42.5.
9/4EF Brutus 7.4 9/4EF 1st
1st-8 26/08/1933. ½ nk x 1.25L Williamstown, WmtnRC Underwood
Stakes (G1) 8f. 1609m. 7.11. 49.5kg F Dempsey Jack Holt 1.39.0 5/2.
Waltzing Lily 8.9 1/1F 2nd
3rd-7 2/09/1933. 3.56L x hd Caulfield, VATC Memsie Stakes 9f. 1810m.
8.2. 52kg F Dempsey Jack Holt 1.53.75. 9/10F Waltzing Lily 9.2 3/1
1st-8 30/09/1933. 2.5L x 1.75L Randwick, AJC Derby (G1) 12f. 2414m.
8.10. 55.5kg D Munro Jack Holt 2.37.5. 2/1. Deputy Ruler 8.10 10/1
2nd-16 14/10/1933. 1.25L x 1.5L Caulfield, VATC Caulfield Guineas
8f. 1609m. 8.5. 53kg J O'Sullivan Jack Holt 1.38.0. 5/4F Palphar
1st-10 4/11/1933. 5L x 2.5L Flemington, VRC Victoria Derby (G1)
12f. 2414m. 8.10. 55.5kg D Munro Jack Holt 2.31.25. 9/4F Palphar
8.10 7/1 2nd
1st-18 7/11/1933. Hd x hd x DH Flemington, VRC Melbourne Cup (G1)
16f. 3219m. 7.8. 48kg J O'Sullivan Jack Holt 3.27.25. 4/1.
Shadow King 8.9 33/1 2nd
2nd-4 10/02/1934. 1L x 2L Williamstown, WmtnRC Williamstown Stakes
10f. 2011m. 8.13. 56.5kg F Dempsey Jack Holt 2.11.0. 6/4. Gaine
Carrington 9.5 5/4F 1st
2nd-11 17/02/1934. ½ nk x 0.75L Caulfield, VATC St. George
Stakes 9f. 1810m. 8.13. 56.5kg J Pike Jack Holt 1.51.5. 1/1F Danilo
7.7 12/1 1st
DH 1st-4 3/03/1934. DH x 3L Flemington, VRC St Leger Stakes 14f.
2816m. 8.10. 55.5kg J E Pike Jack Holt 3.07.75. 1/3F Limarch 8.10
3/1 DH 1st
1st-6 7/03/1934. Nk x 1L Flemington, VRC King's Plate 12f. 2414m.
8.2. 52kg F Dempsey Jack Holt 2.44.0. 9/10F Limarch 8.2 3/1 2nd
3rd-3 31/03/1934. Hd x 0.5L Randwick, AJC St. Leger 14f. 2816m.
8.10. 55.5kg D Munro Jack Holt 3.17.0. 4/7F Limarch 8.10 5/2 1st
6th-11 7/04/1934. Hd x ½ hd Randwick, AJC King's Cup 12f.
2414m. 8.9. 55kg J O'Sullivan Jack Holt 2.32.0. 10/1. Rogilla
9.3 4/1 1st
FOUR YEARS: 1934-1935 Starts 18: 6-8-2-2
1st-13 25/08/1934. 1.5L x 1.25L Williamstown, WmtnRC Underwood Stakes
(G1) 8f 55y. 1659m. 9.0. 57kg F Dempsey Jack Holt 1.42.5 8/1. Waltzing
Lily 8.13 9/4F 2nd
2nd-12 1/09/1934. 1.5L x 0.5L Caulfield, VATC Memsie Stakes 9f.
1810m. 9.7 60kg F Dempsey Jack Holt 1.51.25. 5/4F Waltzing Lily
9.6 4/1 1st
1st-10 6/10/1934. 2.5L x 1.5L Flemington, VRC October Stakes 8f.
1609m. 9.5 59.5kg F Dempsey Jack Holt 1.38.5. 1/1F. Yulltewirra
9.0 25/1 2nd
1st-6 13/10/1934. Hd x 3L Caulfield, VATC Caulfield Stakes (G1)
9f. 1810m. 9.0. 57kg F Dempsey Jack Holt 1.51.75. 4/1. Chatham
9.4 5/4F 2nd
2nd-6 27/10/1934. 2.5L x 0.5L Moonee Valley, MVRC W. S. Cox Plate
9.5f. 1911m. 9.0. 57kg F Dempsey Jack Holt 2.03.0. 9/4. Chatham
9.4 2/1F 1st
2nd-8 3/11/1934. 1L x hd Flemington, VRC Melbourne Stakes (later
Mackinnon Stakes) 10f. 2011m. 9.0. 57kg F Dempsey Jack Holt 2.05.75.
9/2. Peter Pan 9.3 5/2F 1st
6th-22 6/11/1934. 3L x nk Flemington, VRC Melbourne Cup 16f. 3219m.
9.2. 58kg F Dempsey Jack Holt 3.40.5. Heavy 14/1. Peter
Pan 9.10 14/1 1st
2nd-3 8/11/1934. 4L x 4L Flemington, VRC C. B. Fisher Plate 12f.
2414m. 9.0. 57kg F Dempsey Jack Holt 2.53.25. 4/7F. Nightly 9.0
3rd-21 24/11/1934. 0.75L x ½ nk Caulfield, VATC Consolation
Stakes 11f. 2212m. 9.9. 61kg H Skidmore Jack Holt 2.15.5. 9/2F.
Burlesque 7.10 25/1 1st
4th-7 28/01/1935. Nk x hd Williamstown, WmtnRC C. F. Orr Stakes
8f. 55y. 1659m. 9.10. 62kg F Dempsey Jack Holt 1.43.5. 9/4. Break
Up 8.4 7/1 1st
1st-6 9/02/1935. 1.25L x nk Williamstown, WmtnRC Williamstown Stakes
10f. 2011m. 9.10. 62kg F Dempsey Jack Holt 2.08.0. 2/1F Sylvandale
8.3 5/2 2nd
2nd-6 16/02/1935. 1.75L x 3.5L Caulfield, VATC St. George Stakes
9f. 1810m. 9.10. 62kg F Dempsey Jack Holt 1.52.5. 9/10F Farndale
7.7 5/4 1st
3rd-5 2/03/1935. 1.5L x nk Flemington, VRC Essendon Stakes 10f.
2011m. 9.7 60kg H Skidmore Jack Holt 2.05.0. 2/1. Topical 9.2 25/1
1st-6 6/03/1935. Nk x hd Flemington, VRC King's Plate 12f. 2414m.
9.0. 57kg H Skidmore Jack Holt 2.31.25. 9/10F Rogilla
9.0 7/1 2nd
1st-8 13/04/1935. Hd x 1.5L Warwick Farm, AJC Chipping Norton Plate
10f. 2011m. 9.7. 60kg K Voitre 2.05.5. 3/1F. Rogilla
9.4 7/2 1st
1st-16 20/04/1935. Nk x 1.5L Randwick, AJC Doncaster Hcp (G1) 8f.
1609m. 9.8 61kg K Voitre Jack Holt 1.37.5. 9/2F High 7.6 8/1 2nd
2nd-4 24/04/1935. 3L x 1L Randwick, AJC The All-Aged Plate 8f. 1609m.
9.0. 57kg K Voitre Jack Holt 1.35.5 2/1. Peter
Pan 9.1 4/6F 1st
2nd-5 27/04/1935. 2L x hd Randwick, AJC Plate (later Queen Elizabeth
Stakes) 18f. 3621m. 9.0. 57kg K Voitre Jack Holt 3.52.0. 1/1F. Master
Brierly 9.1 7/2 1st
FIVE YEARS: 1935-1936 Starts 12: 2-3-3-4 ..
2nd-7 24/08/1935. ½ nk x 1.25L Williamstown, WmtnRC Underwood
Stakes 8f 55y. 1659m. 9.4 59kg H Skidmore Jack Holt 1.42.0. 6/4F
Idea 7.8 7/2 1st
1st-8 7/09/1935. 1L x ½ hd Caulfield, VATC Memsie Stakes
9f. 1810m. 9.11. 62kg T Webster Jack Holt 1.52.25. 9/4EF Feldspar
7.9 6/1 2nd
3rd-9 5/10/1935. 2L x 1.5l Flemington, VRC October Stakes 8f. 1609m.
9.8 61kg T Webster Jack Holt 1.39.25. 8/11F Cardinal 7.8 50/1 1st
2nd-14 26/10/1935. 1L x 1.5L Moonee Valley, MVRC W. S. Cox Plate
9.5f. 1911m. 9.4 59kg H Skidmore Jack Holt 1.58.5 2/1F Garrio 7.11
3rd-6 2/11/1935. 0.5L x nk Flemington, VRC Melbourne Stakes (later
Mackinnon Stakes) 10f. 2011m. 9.3 58.5kg H Skidmore (4) Jack Holt
2.08.25. 7/1. Sylvandale
9.0 12/1 1st
13th-22 5/11/1935. 2.5L x 0.5L Flemington, VRC Melbourne Cup 16f.
3219m. 9.6 60kg H Skidmore Jack Holt 3.23.75. 10/1. Marabou
7.11 9/2F 1st
1st-7 9/11/1935. Lg nk x 2L Flemington, VRC C.B. Fisher Plate 12f.
2414m. 9.4 59kg H Skidmore Jack Holt 2.32.0. 6/4F Sylvandale
9.0 4/1 2nd
3rd-19 23/11/1935. 1.5L x 1.25L Caulfield, VATC Consolation Stakes
11f. 2212m. 9.10. 62kg H Skidmore Jack Holt 2.17.25. 7/2F Burlesque
8.13 25/1 1st
2nd-8 4/04/1936. Sht hd x hd Warwick Farm, AJC Chipping Norton Plate
10f. 2011m. 9.7. 60kg D Munro Jack Holt 2.05.75. 20/1. Lough
Neagh 9.2 5/1 1st
6th-19 11/04/1936. 2L x nk Randwick, AJC Doncaster Hcp 8f. 1609m.
9.11. 62kg T Webster Jack Holt 1.38.0. 12/1. Cuddle 9.4 12/1 1st
4th-6 15/04/1936. 2L x nk Randwick, AJC All-Aged Plate 8f. 1609m.
9.1. 57.5kg T Webster Jack Holt 1.40.0. 7/4F Cuddle 8.13 4/1 1st
6th-11 16/05/1936. 5L x nk Morphettville, SAJC King's Cup 12f. 2414m.
9.5. 59.5kg K Voitre Jack Holt 2.31.0 1/1F Donaster cd 7.7 13/2
how the Townsville Bulletin reported
on Hall Mark's death on April 17 1953:
Hall Mark, one of the great racehorses
of Australia, breathed his last at Bumside Stud, Ingham, on Thursday
night. The old fellow had not been himself for the past few months.
On Thursday he became ill, and it was
decided, rather than see him suffer, that he should be destroyed.
Hall Mark was 22 vears of age. Hall Mark ranked highly among Australia's
He won £28,619 In stakes, his
wins including the A.J.C. and V.R.C. Derbies, Melbourne Cup, Doncaster
Handicap, good two-year old races and w.f.a. events.
His win in the 1933 Melbourne Cup was
one of the gamest races in the history of the event. Hall Mark won
the V.R.C Derby in magnificent fashion, but cracked his heel, which
was bleeding profusely when he returned to scale.
The colt had been backed to win a
fortune In the Cup, to be run three days later. When the field saddled
up for the big race the foot was dressed and given a shot of morphine.
Many still remember Hall Mark's great race. He threw out a challenge
at the distance, and beat a rare field of stayers, which included
Rogllla. Shadow King, Topical, Gaine Carrington and Nigger Minstrel.
Hall Mark returned to scale, limping and bleeding, and with the
crowd cheering the courageous effort of a great horse.
At the Sydney Easter sales of 1944
he came into the sale ring. Prices for yearlings were sky high and
those looking for sires apparently thought the boom prices would
also be seen there, and fewer than usual attended the sale. The
late Mr. Frank Fraser, looking for a sire for Burnside, bid 400
guineas for the ' Heroic horse. Next bid was 450 guineas. which
Mr Frsser lifted to 475 guineas and he secured him.
Mr. Fraser was considered to have secured
a bargain for he promptly received offers of big advances on the
price he paid. He stuck to his bargain, and Hall Mark came to North
Queensland. Hall Mark must have proved a profitable invest ment
for Burnside. for his services were keenly sought.
He was a quiet horse, and was a great
favourite to horsey enthusiasts on the Herbert who will appreciate
the decision of his owners not to let him suffer. It was a merciful
decision, for which they are to be commended.
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